Aug 28

Eskom’s troubled Tutuka station to start bringing units back online within weeks

South Africa’s Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is confident that two units at “perennial underperformer” Tutuka power station will come back onstream in September. According to News24, this comes as the plant got a helping hand from the Resource Mobilisation Fund – a vehicle launched by Business for South Africa earlier this year to support the rollout of president Cyril Ramaphosa’s Energy Action Plan. Tutuka, located in Mpumalanga, has been described as South Africa’s worst-performing power station. It has been plagued by criminality and sabotage, and a lack of scheduled maintenance further led to deterioration in its capacity.